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start to the second obama administration, and it featured presidential appeals to extend prosperity and full freedoms to all americans. as the sun rose over the nation's capital on this monday hundreds of thousands of people began descending on the national mall to witness the occasion. officials estimated 500-700,000 attendees. that was far fewer than four years ago when nearly two million turned out. but today's crowd gave no hint of diminished enthusiasm for the 44th president after a first term that saw bruising battles over health care, financial reform, deficits and spending and more. the man they came to see began his day with a morning prayer service at st. john's episcopal, near the white house and often called the church of the presidents. he was joined by first lady michelle obama and their daughters malia and sasha as well as vice president biden, his wife jill and members of their family. afterward at the white house, they hosted a bipartisan group of congressional leaders for coffee and then the president began the drive down pennsylvania avenue. all the while lawmaker
perspective who wouldn't want to be here? but more importantly for me, the whole of the obama administration is everything that i hold dear >> suarez: margaret came up with her family from north carolina. for her a second inauguration for the first black president was no less exciting, no less worthy of celebration than the first one. >> i'm 69 years old. i never thought i would live to see a black president. a black family. i really didn't. i think it's beautiful. it is really history. it's martin luther king's birthday. things that he even talked about and dreamed of, it is happening. people of all races are coming together, praying together, worshipping together, going to school and work together. there's a problem but if we all work together, we can, you know,... it will be beautiful >> suarez: it's very hard to be a short person in a very large crowd. you guys know that already, right? this family drove all day yesterday from chattanooga, tennessee, to reach the mall early. charles bass told meal he could not afford to miss another obama swearing-in >> again. we actually missed the firs
by the obama administration will be riding on it. lily is one of those. >> the idea was to have 8 people represent achievements of the first four years. goals that he has for the second four years. to be here to witness this is again, words don't describe it. we're humbled by the entire experience. we're so honored and overwhelmed with excitement. >> lily is a single mom. she works two job s and through pel grants and financial aid, her son is going to be able to attend college as well. some of the others of those co-chairs, there is a wounded warrior who is a recipient of the purple heart award and a retired nurse who is an advocate of president obama's healthcare program. a day for the people, chance for us to reflect on democracy and celebrate the second inauguration of president obama. tony, allison. >> lauren, thank you so much. check back in with you a little later. >> you are familiar with our next guest who has joined us throughout the campaign with his classroom students talking about the presidential campaign. campaign you. good friend to the broadcast. lenny, professor at amer
what may or may not happen in the middle east but it seems pretty clear the obama administration is moving more towards a strategy and tactics, a smaller footprint in the middle east, right, less intervention oriented and more strategic. if you look at the selections for his defense team, he's interested in prosecuting the war on terror in a very different way. at the end of the day, i hope the middle east works some of its issues out without a lot of u.s. intervention, but we can't predict what may or may not happen in the next four years in that region of the world. >> interesting because robert gibbs echos the sentiments james is sharing with regard to the time this president has. and robert says a year and a half at best to get something actually accomplished. it's sort of a myth when a president is re-elected. four more years. you hear the chants of people. not so much. >> two max i would think. >> i think probably the biggest potential disaster would be a terrorist attack in this country. why it hasn't happened since 9/11, i don't know. >> welet's hope it's vigilance. >> i
the conversation, here are the numbers to call -- host: we're looking at promises made in the obama administration. what counts as a promise kept? what counts as a promise broken? guest: we were inventing a new form of journalism. the beauty of the obameter is you can look things up by subject, by reading. a lot of critics like to focus on the things that we call promises broken. we had to define what was a promise kept and what was a promise broken. how did we define a promise? we defined it promised as a guarantee of prospective action that was verifiable, then we read it typically into one of two ratings. in the work that there was some sort of progress toward fulfilling or stalled if there was a lack of progress. at a point that we felt like we could judge completion, with an decided whether it was kept were broken. kept is pretty much you hear it, the promise has been substantially or completely fulfilled, broken, not fulfilled pretty trickier ones are compromise, to where there has been some progress, where there has been a partial achievement of the goal. ultimately these are judgment calls
, further conversation of the next four years of the obama administration two. we continue this evening with a conversation about the presidency of barack obama on the occasion of his second inauguration this time four years ago the world watched as the first african american was sworn in. it was an historic day. mr. obama came to the president in the midst of a global financial crisis and two wars. he has had to reshape america's role in the world, the boldness of his accomplishments-- health care reform-- has been divisive. in his first inaugural speech president obama promised a new vision for a troubled country. >> today i say to you that the challenges we face are real they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily or in a short span of time but know this, america, they will be met! (cheers and applause) >> rose: four years later much work remains on major issues from climate change to immigration reform to the debate about taxes and spending and the most recent focus on gun control joining me to assess barack obama is a group of distinguished scholars and historia
a chance to talk about this. the obama administration has now geared all of the volunteers to a new organization called organizing for action. and michelle obama was the first person to make a message for organizing for action. over the weekend, gave a very strong pitch for getting america involved in passing this agenda. again, going over the head of congress and making sure that americans have a to do list as well in terms of persuading congress to get these pieces and policy done. >> john: david shuster who is not freezing because it is an unseasonably warm day. david, how is it down there for you in the crowd? are people getting hopped up to a fevered pitch now that the big guns are starting to roll out? >> i think people are excited. we've got all of the flags. crowd is back to about 12th street. certainly filling up. one thing i wanted to point out as you look at the amazing pictures from inside the capitol, the obama campaign, some of the remnants of the obama campaign, the board of directors helping to put together the inauguration. one of the things they recognize is that y
biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. issueer there's a major that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help move our nation in the right direction. and that is why i was certainly heartened when president obama asked vice president biden to lead a special task force to develop responses to the tragedy not only at sandy hook elementary school, but the daily tragedies we see all across america. the nation's mayors and vice president biden have stood together for many, many years in support of public safety. after all, it was then-senator joe biden who championed the crime bill, which established the cops program and included the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, which congress unfortunately, all
of that effort, and we will be. >> and what is the united states government, the obama administration willing to do to be part of that effort of the french invasion of mali? >> well, you know, it's important to see an international effort. there are european countries that will be helping on training and other steps. and the united states is helping as well. we're helping on airlift and intelligence support. we'll look at other ways to try to provide assistance, as well as training. this has to be an international effort, because frankly, al-queda is an international threat. the best way to handle this now is to have all of these countries working together to do everything we can to stop al-queda. >> mr. secretary, you do not imagine u.s. fighting forces being involved in mali alongside the french at this point? >> no, i don't see troops on the ground. but i do see the kind of assistance that will help the french and ultimately help the african nation go into mali and really provide more permanent security there. >> what are some of the national security threats over the next four years and n
thy servant barack obama the 44th president of these united states, his family, and his administration. >> today i say to you that the challenges we face are real. they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily, or in a short span of time. but know this, america, they will be met. on this day we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose, over conflict and discord. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations, and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics. we remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture the time has come to set aside childish things. the time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit, to choose our better history, to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea passed on from generation, to generation. the god given promise that all are equal. all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. [drumline] >> [newscaster] he is truly, i think the first american president, in i don't know how long, who truly has, o
face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he know he how to run a meeting. he runs through them. that's how you run a meeting. he know he how to do that. >> recently the president at a press conference had to say i'm a friendly guy, i'm a people guy, but joe biden really is that. >> joe biden is. and joe biden's excesses of being a people person and gregarious and enormously approachable, have been very important to this administration and to what david poi
, the incoming treasure secretary. both parts of the administration. president obama facing a bit of a fight for his next secretary of defense, chuck hagel, on capitol hill. >> the president, with a big smile. same, big, gregarious charm on the platform. >> as you were talking about the clinton foundation, president carter's work, as well, president obama will have to start thinking what he will do in his postpresidency. matthew dowd, talk about president george w. bush. he also has set up a foundation in texas. >> one of the things that immediately happened afterwards, was the decision where the presidential library is. what initiative do you want to be in, postpresidency. and how do you want to conduct yourself in the aftermath of your presidency? and that's a huge part of what goes into the next four years. >> crowd gathering on the mall right there. >> again, we urge all of you to bring your families in to watch because an inauguration speech is not just another speech. i want to go to mark updegrove right now. as you watch, as a historian. mark? >> the inauguration speech is an opportun
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